Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year and Winner Announcement!

Happy 2019 to you and yours!  We wish you all of the best health, happiness and prosperity.

We are excited to announce the Friday Challenge 94 winners today.

Random Draw $25 Gift Certificate Winner*:

"Top 3 Design Recognition"
The Creative Twins

You've won a Top 3 badge to display on your blog!
Congratulations to the Winners!!!

Please email jonbon (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)
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Monday, December 31, 2018

Holiday Cards with Dorlene

Dorlene here and I’m sharing a holiday card I made using the Holly Jolly Paper Pack. This is an easy card with paper, PowderPuff Chalk Inks some lace and twine.

The first thing I did was cut down a piece of patterned paper from the Holly Jolly collection and inked the edges with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

I added some Cactus PowderPuff Chalk Ink on this piece of white lace.

I attached the colored lace, twine and a 1/2” piece of paper to the bottom of the base paper to create  some interest to the bottom of the piece.

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of cardstock using Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk ink and inked around the edges. This was attached using 3D foam tape. I tied a double bow with the same twine and attached that to the center.

Quick Quotes Products:
Holly Jolly Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Kokomo and Cactus

Other Products:
Twine by Fun Stampers Journey
Sentiment Stamp by Fun Stampers Journey
Misc.: Cardstock and Lace
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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Card Inspiration with Savannah by Alicia!

Hello, Alicia with you today to host the blog.  I created a couple of cards with the new Savannah papers and Savannah Quotes and Phrases 500.

I love the checkerboard pattern of Savannah 100 paper and thought it lent itself toward a masculine card.  For the second card I found the feminine patterned on the opposing side and made the Life is Beautiful card.  

Both cards start with an A2 (4.25" x5.5") card base of white card stock.  I also used an ATC gun for adhesive except where otherwise noted.
Directions for "Life is Beautiful" card:
  • Cut Savannah 100 paper to 4" x 5.25"
  • Cut sentiment from Savannah Quotes and Phrases 500
  • Cut fleur de lis element from Savannah 100 paper
  • Ink all edges with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff chalking ink
  • Add brads to Life is Beautiful sentiment
  • Add pop dots to sentiment and element
  • Adhere background
  • Adhere ribbon across the bottom with red lined tape
  • Add sentiment and element

Directions for Masculine Birthday card
  • Cut Savannah paper 102 to 4" x 5.25"
  • Stamp background images with Midnight Confessions. I used a stamping tool and only stamped once to get a grungy background
  • Cut Savannah paper 101 to a 3.5" square
  • Cut Savannah paper 100 to a 3" square
  • Cut Savannah paper 101 with die cut sentiment
  • Cut Savannah paper 102 to .5" x 4"
  • Ink all the pieces generously with Midnight Confessions
  • Mount die cut sentiment on thin strip using a fine tip glue pen
  • Add brads to each end of strip
  • Adhere layers to card finishing with sentiment strip

Quick Quotes Products:
Savannah Paper Pack (100, 101 and 102)
Savannah 500
Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Other Products:
Stamps:  BoBunny
Brads:  Recollections
Dies: Impression Obsession Birthday Top Edgers
Ribbon: Recollections
Thank you for stopping by today
~ Alicia
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Friday, December 28, 2018

Adventure Awaits with Louise!

Hello Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a card I made using PowderPuff Chalk Inks and the Far and Away paper collection.

This time of year, many northerners head south to escape the cold. My Mom will be traveling solo for a month to warmer climates. This is the first time she has ever done that and I made this card  to wish her luck on her trip.

I have several large stamps, and I'm always experimenting with different ways to use them. One of my favorite techniques is to add a colorful background using PowderPuff Chalk Inks and my Ink blending tool:
  • I stamped the image onto white cardstock and trimmed it down without borders. 
  • I assembled a pallet of PowderPuff Chalk Inks that look nice together: Bermuda, Cactus, Deep Sea, Key Largo, and Sandy Shore
  • Starting with Bermuda, I used my ink blending tool to apply ink to several areas of the stamped image. I used light pressure and a round motion so I didn't create heavy lines.
  • I repeated this technique with each color until the image was entirely colored.
  • Note that I change the pad on my blending tool for colors that are very different, but use the same pad for colors that are close to each other.

After I colored the image, I cut a card-base slightly larger than it.
  • I used scraps leftover from the Far and Away paper pack to cover the front of the card.
  • I stamped my sentiment onto another scrap from the collection using PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea and trimmed the sentiment into a strip. (I was going to trim it down to the width of the card, but then I decided that I like the ends sticking out.) 
  • I added a little banner from the Far and Away Quotes and Phrases sheet. 
  • Before assembling the card, I inked all edges with powderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea.

This coloring technique is one of my favorites. I hope I have inspired you to try it!

Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack
Far and Away 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bermuda, Cactus, Deep Sea, Key Largo and Sandy Shore

Other Products:
Stamps by Heartfelt Creations and Hero Arts
Dye Ink by Memento
White Cardstock
Ink Blending Tool by Ranger

I wish you and yours a Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by!
~ Louise
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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Holly Jolly Holiday with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans, June here hosting the blog today! Hope you are enjoying the holidays!

Here is a page featuring the new Holly Jolly Holiday Paper Pack:

Several of the papers in this paper pack have most of the design work done for you. All you really need to do is add photos! For this page I created journaling strips across the tree using Holly Jolly Holiday 103 (green) and edged them with Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

Next, 2 photos were double matted with Holly Jolly Holiday 101 and 103, and edged with Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I added a title along the curved circle element at the top along with a few gems (because what's Christmas without a little sparkle).

So if you have a lot of Christmas photos you want scrapped fast and looking fabulous, check out the Holly Jolly Holiday Paper Pack!


Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Seafoam

Happy scrapping in the New Year!
~ June
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Winter Blessings with Rebecca!

Hello, everyone! It's Rebecca to host the blog today!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. The month of January is a wonderful time to send thank you cards for all the great gifts and goodies we had received throughout the holidays. I used Autumn Brilliance to create the following thank you card...

"Winter Blessings"

  • I began by die cutting a circle from the patterned paper
  • Next, I attached acetate with score-tape
  • I added the die cut elements to the front of the card
  • I drew around the circle with pencil and added ink in a random fashion
  • Next, the die cut house and fence were added
  • I then made a well of shaved ice, prills, glitter and sequins 
  • Foam tape was added to the top panel and placed directly over the winter scene
  • I added the sentiment that was die cut from the patterned paper
  • Flourishes, greenery and a blue poinsettia were added to the front left corner

I hope you can take time to send a winter thanks to someone you love. Thanks for visiting the blog today!

Quick Quotes Products:
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Seabrook, Sandy Shore and Plum

Other Products:
Dies by Gina Marie Designs

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today!
~ Rebecca
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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours...

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Card Inspiration with Neva!

Merry Christmas Eve to one and all! 

Neva here to share some Christmas cheer and a few cards I enjoyed creating to give to family and friends for this holiday season. All of the cards feature Holly Jolly Holiday collection. My first card is an interactive pop-up card inspired by one of my favorite Three Dimensional artists, Karen Burniston.

I used several different papers to create my version of the card. Karen has a great tutorial video that will help demonstrate how to assemble the card, check it out here
  • I used just the die set that creates the pop-up tree, and trimmed the accent papers with my trimmer. 
  • All the dark papers are inked with Evergreen Powder Puff Chalking Ink and the light papers with Kokomo Powder Puff Chalking Ink. 

The key dimensions are as follows:
  • The base of the card uses 103 trimmed to 4 1/4 x 11".  It is scored at 4 3/4", 9 3/4", and 10 1/2". 
  • The front panel is 100 trimmed to 4" x 4 1/2". 
  • The inside top and bottoms panels are 104 trimmed to 4" x 4" and 1 3/4" x 4".
  • The pop-up mechanism panel is originally 4 1/4" x 4 1/2", with the bottom 3/4" trimmed and re-assembled with the removable tape to create the center fold.

All of the tree parts were die cut from various papers in the collection.
  • The frames are one side of 105, and the center floating trees are the reverse side.
  • The slotted center tree is 103.
  • The decorations are die cut from 102.
  • The tree topping star is die cut from 100.
For accents I used the following:
  • A sentiment from Holly Jolly Holidays 600 Quotes and Phrases is trimmed to the inside frame to fit into the card.
  • A small piece of green gingham ribbon serves the small tab to open the top opening card.
  • I do suggest the magnets that Karen's video links. The ones I found locally did not hold the card together through all the paper layers.
I made a few more cards using Holly Jolly Holiday 500 and 600 Quotes and Phrases along with the scraps and bits left on my craft table from my Christmas related layouts featured earlier in the month. All of the cards can be created from the Club Q Altered Kit with a few additions from your stash.

  • I had many strips of paper in widths between 3/8" and 1/2".  I laid the strips diagonally across the card base and trimmed the excess from around the edges.  
  • The entire card front is inked in Evergreen Powder Puff Chalking Ink.
  • A sentiment from 600 is matted with 103 and layered over the top.

  • A greeting from 500 is trimmed and inked.
  • Small strips of 100 are placed behind the saying.
  • The panel is matted with 104.
  • Brads are placed in each of the four corners to anchor the card together before adhering to a card base.
  • A greeting from 500 is trimmed and inked.  
  • It is matted with 104.
  • Strips left-over from the "Lefse" layout is placed behind the saying and adhered to the card base.
  • A small raffia bow is adhered to the top.  
  • I really liked the rustic look of this saying so a small jute bow and jute cord decorate the front of the greeting from 500.
  • Burlap ribbon is placed behind the greeting.
  • The panel is backed with 101 and adhered to a card base.  
  • The Noel greeting is trimmed and inked.
  • A small angel is die cut from vellum and cream card stock and adhered to the front of the card.
  • The panel is backed with 101 and adhered to the card base.
  • Small gems from the December Club Q kit are adhered randomly to the card front.
Quick Quotes Products:
December Club Q Altered Kit or Holly Jolly Holiday Paper Pack 
Holly Jolly Holiday 500
Holly Jolly Holiday 600
Powder Puff Chalking Inks: Kokomo and Evergreen

Other Products:
Christmas Trees Pop Stand by Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company
Jute cord by Darice
Burlap Ribbon from my stash
Angel die by Quickutz
Misc.: Vellum, Cream Cardstock and Raffia

My cards are in the mail to bring holiday cheer to my loved ones. If you are sending greetings late (yes some of us do that!) or if you are planning ahead for the holiday season of 2019 I hope you are inspired to make a few quick cards!

~ Neva Cole
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas Memories with Dorlene!

Hi there, Dorlene is back to host the blog today.  I’m sharing a single page layout using pieces from the December Club Q Kits.

I inked the edges of both papers with Cactus PowderPuff Chalk Ink and all the embellishments. The fabulous thing about these kits is there are pre-cut embellishments in both paper and chipboard.

I inked the tree edges in Cactus PowderPuff Chalk Ink even though I knew the paper would cover them. I figured if I adhered it wrong, the ink will hide any mistakes.

I also inked the title chipboard in Cactus PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I love how the kit also included a die cut coordinating mat for the title!

The papers I used are perfect for the mixed media look without the mess, bulk or time. I didn’t do much else to the page except add some gems to the tree on the bottom right. The gems are also part of the Club Q kits!

Quick Quotes Products:
December Club Q Kits (Holly Jolly Holiday Papers, Gems and Chipboard)

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today!
~ Dorlene
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Holiday Card Inspiration with Alicia!

Hello, Alicia with you today with more Holiday Celebrations inspiration.   I created several easy cards with my Cricut. Quick Quotes papers cut clean and easy in the electronic die cutting machine.
 Inking all the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Inks really softens the edges and adds the illusion of dimension while they are still very flat cards.
I fell for these unique edged cards that were very easy to assemble.

For the final card(s) I could not pass up the opportunity to create a second card with the negative pieces.  I used the original card as a template to adhere the candy cane pieces perfectly.  I added a couple of die cut sentiments to spice up these simple Cricut cuts.
As you see, I inked the edges of the negatives before gluing them onto the die cut background.  It adds dimension, softens edges and makes the pieces of paper pop!

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Green Leaf and Barn Board
Other Products:
Cricut Anna's Christmas Kitsch Cartridge
Frantic Stamper Cut Corner Stitched Dies
Karen Burniston Word Set 3-Holiday Dies
Card Stock: White Shimmer

Don't forget to play along with this month's challenge Holiday Celebrations!  Thanks for stopping by.
~ Alicia
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